Stories of SOME of the kids we have been able to help.

Running and Running

Being part of a team for 7 years - the fees get tight, and hard to come up with.  Being behind every year and not being able to pay fees for sports is difficult.  We helped to cover the fees for the student to participate in something they love doing - Cross Country and Track.  #dontsititout  

Birthday Bags for Kids

Getting a birthday bag on your desk at school on your big day can mean a lot to an elementary student.  We were able to help make sure students had this opportunity, and had their special day remain special by having the birthday bag on their desk at school.  We want all students to experience joy and happiness as much as possible for special days.  #dontsititout

Just One More Dance

Awarding a competitive dancer one more opportunity to dance on stage.  This was a request from an anonymous fellow dance family that helped their friend get to another dance competition.  We were able to watch her dance, and she did an amazing job.  #dontsititout  

Club Soccer

Soccer can be an expensive sport once you add equipment and travel to the mix.  We were able to support a local soccer clubs fundraising efforts at their golf outing to keep prices as low as possible. 

HS Volleyball

Making the team is a great accomplishment.  Then comes the bills for the uniform, shoes, socks, and on and on.  Being part of a team also means trying to look like the team and not sitting out opportunities for collaboration and team spirit.  We were able to help cover costs for a local HS teen to get the team uniform, shoes, socks, etc. to open doors to many more experiences.  #dontsititout 

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Brand New Soccer Ball!

Lots of kids get involved at many levels with a local soccer team.  Some show up with a new ball, new cleats, etc.   Some show up with used equipment that works just fine and gets the kids on the field either way.  We were able to get several kids at one soccer park new Nike Soccer Balls.  Coaches assisted with getting them in the hands of the kids who needed them and would appreciate them the most.  A brand new ball that hopefully will ignite YEARS of soccer fun no matter where they play.  #dontsititout

Getting to Camp - No Matter what!

DSIO sponsored a young boy getting to go to a summer camp after a fire took his house.  He is passionate about the outdoors and wants a career in the field when he gets older.  We were able to help make sure he made it to the camp even after most of their belongings were destroyed and they were working on rebuilding their lives.  #dontsititout

Basketball for ALL

We were able to help with a sponsorship for a group of high school entrepreneurs to put on a 3 on 3 basketball tournament.  They were able to give the opportunity to kids ages 7 to 18 to play in a large tournament.   #dontsititout

Club Volleyball

When you get to a big town where the whole Varsity team is on a club team in the off season, you don't want to be the one sitting out.  The expenses can be large.  We were able to assist a local student in his goal of becoming part of the club team with the rest of his HS team mates.  #dontsititout

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If you know of a someone who needs our help, we are continually accepting requests from families and kids that we might be able to help.  Click on the application tab above to let us know if you need help with making an experience happen.


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